What\u2019s Happening:\r\nFacebook is giving human-curated journalism another shot, after an infamous\r\nfailure in the aftermath of charges of political bias. A team of about 10 people will be in charge of choosing high-quality articles that will appear at the top of the News Tab.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nWhy it Matters:\r\nFollowing in the footsteps of Apple News in curating quality journalism in an approach that The New York Times called \u201cradical\u201d: humans over machines. The Facebook curatorial team will consist journalists spread across the U.S. and London, who will select content of different topics relevant to users, which will appear in a section of the News Tab called \u201cTop News.\u201d\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nDigging Deeper:\r\nMost of the stories appearing in the news tab will be algorithmically sorted and\r\nranked \u2014 but training those algorithms to personalize content to individual users takes an enormous amount of data and time. Facebook is making the switch to hiring\r\njournalists to curate and surface the most important and pertinent news stories, in order to achieve this.\r\n\r\nThe News Tab is part of the company\u2019s effort to highlight real-time journalism and\r\nnews and will exist outside of the News Feed, Facebook\u2019s never-ending stream of\r\nstatus updates and friend requests. This new approach comes on the heels of years of\r\nissues not only with charges of bias but also for spreading misinformation and fake\r\nnews. Recently, the company has also scrambled to hire security researchers and third- party content reviewers to deal with the proliferation of bad content, hoping to restore its reputation as a source for relevant, quality and trusted information.\r\n\r\nCampbell Brown, Facebook\u2019s head of news partnerships, said, \u201cOur goal with the\r\nNews Tab is to provide a personalized, highly relevant experience for people.\u201d The job postings for this team are active, with the main responsibility described as \u201cto curate credible content from a diverse set of publishers covering the most important stories of the day, including breaking news, daily and weekly news events.\u201d\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nThe Bottom Line:\r\nTime will tell if this move resonates with Facebook users and builds back some\r\nlost trust in the platform. Facebook has also announced that it will begin licensing\r\npublishers\u2019 content for the News Tab starting this fall and is reportedly in discussions\r\nwith publishers like The New York Times, ABC News, Dow Jones, The Washington\r\nPost, and Bloomberg.